Sights, sounds and emotions from Celtics-Heat Game Two

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After watching LeBron go for 32 in Game One and seeing both he and Wade combine for 197 points in their final three games against the Pacers (that’s good!), the four hour drive from Tampa to Miami left me wondering what we were in store for Tuesday night.  A 40-point performance?  Fifty, perhaps?  Certainly Boston’s defense wouldn’t allow that to happen.  But we’re slowly learning that anything is possible when Wade and James step on the floor.

Regardless of the outcome, two things were certain.  Miami did not want to let Boston back in the series and Kid Sheraton and I would be regular customers at the arena bar.

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As it turned out, someone did score forty Tuesday night, but he wasn’t wearing a Miami uniform.

The Heat came out sluggish, shooting 25% from the floor for most of the first half, simultaneously allowing Boston to score at will.  Wade was even held scoreless until the final seconds of the first half.  Were it not for Miami’s role players, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers, Boston’s double-digit, first-half lead would have been much larger.  Still the white-clad Miami crowd remained positive.

Chalmers led Miami with 14 points at intermission.  His counterpart at point guard, Rajon Rondo, was having the game of his life, finishing the first half with 22.  Boston led by seven heading into the locker room.

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